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ACNM Government Relations Areas of Focus

  • Representation of nuclear physician's interests before Congress and federal regulatory bodies
  • Monthly government affairs reports
  • Electronic issue alerts
  • FDA activities with respect to review and approval of radiopharmaceuticals
  • NRC quality assurance activities
  • Efforts to influence federal funding for nuclear medicine research
  • Educational and training requirements for NRC licensure
  • Nuclear medicine political action committee

Breaking News

ACNM relays concern about Executive Order 13769, suspending the entry of alien nationals from seven countries, to the US President.  Read ACNM's letter to the president.

ACNM responds to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Draft Program-Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses (NRC-2016-0122), questioning the utility of the proposed revision.  Read ACNM's response.

Latest News

  • May 21, 2018SNMMI Advocates for Improved Reimbursement at CMS Public Meeting
    SNMMI recently advocated on behalf of members and their patients at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) workgroup public meeting. Lu-177-dotatate, Ga-68-dotatate, and Fl-18-fluciclovine are all delivered by pharmacies in per-study doses, not per-unit doses; SNMMI requested that CMS modify the coding descriptors for payment accordingly.
  • May 4, 2018FDA Issues Updated Guidance on Clinical Trial Imaging Standards
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an updated guidance for the standardization of imaging data collected and managed as part of clinical trials. While considerable standardization already exists in clinical imaging, the new guidance recommends additional trial-specific imaging process standards.
  • April 25, 2018eviCore Adds Coverage for Thyroid Imaging, Cites SNMMI Guideline
    eviCore has updated its coding recommendations for whole-body thyroid imaging.
  • April 18, 2018SNMMI Seeks to Change Aetna's PET Coverage Policy
    On March 30, 2018, Aetna issued a revised PET coverage policy that failed to cover Dotatate and Fluciclovine. SNMMI requests that it change these policies.
  • April 11, 2018Aria Razmaria, MD, Awarded 2018 Henkin Fellowship
    SNMMI and the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging are pleased to announce that Aria Razmaria, MD, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Robert E. Henkin Government Relations Fellowship.
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